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WannaCry Ransomware: CERT-In Issues Red Alert Over Cyber-Attack

A red-coloured ‘critical alert’ was issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) on Saturday, the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain. “It has been reported that a new ransomware named as WannaCry is spreading widely. WannaCry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of server message block (SMB)in Windows systems. “This exploit is named as ETERNALBLUE,” an advisory issued by the CERT-In, accessed by PTI, said. It said…

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Happiest Minds acquires IoT platform Cupola Technology

Software services firm Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt. Ltd has acquired Internet of Things (IoT) platform Cupola Technology for an undisclosed amount, according to a press statement. “We have found that organisations are rapidly moving from proof of concept to enterprise-wide IoT rollouts. This has brought about the need for a dedicated IoT operations centre with a solution-centric approach,” Sashi Kumar, CEO and managing director of Happiest Minds, said. Bangalore-based Cupola Technology Pvt. Ltd was founded by Ajay Agarwal and Huzefa Saifee in 2011. Agarwal, an alumnus of Indian School of…

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Japan to provide $40 million to ADB to back high-level technology

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso attends at opening session of the ADB annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Japan will provide $40 million to the Asian Development Bank to promote high-level technology as part of efforts to boost quality infrastructure in Asia, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday. “Japan has been promoting quality infrastructure in Asia in close collaboration with the bank,” Aso told the ADB’s annual gathering in Yokohama. “Enhancing quality of infrastructure in terms of lifecycle…

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Amazon Great Indian Sale From May 11 to May 14: Great Offers to Look Forward to

The Amazon Great Indian Sale will return on May 11 and continue till May 14 as the company as the battle for the supremacy in the Indian e-commerce industry continues. Arch rival Flipkart will start its own sale on May 14, the last day of the Amazon sale, meaning back to back discounts for consumers across the two platforms. In the Amazon sale, users can expect up to 50 percent discounts on smartphones, accessories, and other electronics, along with cashbacks on Citi cards. Amazon sale offers Smartphone brands like Samsung…

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SpaceX Postpones Classified US Military Launch Until Monday

SpaceX on Sunday postponed for 24 hours the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a “sensor issue” with the rocket, a spokesman said. “Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to scrub today’s launch,” a SpaceX spokesman said, describing the issue as relating to the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. Another opportunity for launch opens Monday at 7:00am (4:30pm IST). The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States, will be…

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Amazon Echo Look Is a Voice-Controlled Camera That Tells You What to Wear

  Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The technology and retailing behemoth on Wednesday unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists’ advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product underscores Amazon’s ambitions to be a top player in fashion and voice-powered computing. Amazon is working to make its voice assistant Alexa, which competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, an indispensable feature of people’s lives: from playing music to helping…

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